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The Mandirs Of   Maharastra
The Mandirs of Maharastra - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kolhapur Pandharpur
Tuljapur Phede
Jejuri Morgaon
Alandi Bhimashankar
Parli Elapura
Shirdi Triyambak
Avantika-Ujjain Prologue
Epilogue Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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    PROLOGUE

These ancient temples -- abodes of gods were built in the days of yore by mightly emperors, ruling princes, amatya sekharas, Navakotinarayanas. Dharma Pravaktas, feudatory chiefs, tribal heads for the sole purpose of spreading Bhakti cult among the masses and classes both. As the motive behind such august enterprise being lofty and ennobling, it earned an ever lasting name to the builders, besides reaping divine grace. The practice is given a fresh lease of life from time to time. In every Yuga too. Hence the presence of countless temples throughout the length and breadth of Akhanda Bharata khanda.

In modern times too, though the Western impact robbed much of our ageless spiritual treasure, humanism and theism are installing the representations of that Absolute power in shrines of new models and diverse patterns, infusing into them modern spirit and western trends. In this century, a class of new builders have stepped into the arena and started building temples to spread bhakti and spiritualize the core of decadent human nature due to ill digestion of several cultures into which man is thrown by force of circumstances. 

 

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